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Glen Echo in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Glen Echo Park: Chautaugua c. 1891

 
 
Marker Describing 1891 Chautaugua image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Fuchs, February 18, 2008
1. Marker Describing 1891 Chautaugua
Inscription.  The Chautaugua Program at Glen Echo opened June 16, 1891 and offered classes and lectures in all areas of the liberal and practical arts. The education program ran for only one year, but the buildings were used by the amusement park for decades. The Stone Tower is the only Chautaugua structure that remains intact today.
Caption of photo in the upper right hand corner of the marker
The Ampitheater was the main assembly hall and centerpiece of the 1891 Chautaugua.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. A significant historical date for this entry is June 16, 1891.
 
Location. 38° 58.044′ N, 77° 8.317′ W. Marker is in Glen Echo, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo MD 20812, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Glen Echo Park: Protest Years 1960 (here, next to this marker); Glen Echo Park: Spanish Ballroom c. 1943 (here, next to this marker); Glen Echo Park: Aerial View c. 1954 (here, next
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to this marker); The Clara Barton Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Glen Echo Park (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Glen Echo Park (about 400 feet away); Minnehaha Creek (about 400 feet away); 1921 (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glen Echo.
 
More about this marker. These pictures were taken with Elite Chrome 200 film and scanned into JPEG files.
 
Chautaugua Tower image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Fuchs, February 18, 2008
2. Chautaugua Tower
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 25, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,029 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 25, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.

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